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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Alex Wells

    Gentleman Husky pilot and globetrotter Alex Wells is our latest featured photographer. Get to know the Bend, Oregon resident a little better to learn how he brings to life his aerial landscape and candid photography.

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EZFlap 9 minutes ago View the latest post Mooney short field landing and 180 go around.
Nice takeoff PiperPainter... no Mooney Madness PIO when retracting the gear on takeoff. You were too low to have gotten away with the PIO anyway
You got antique car "curb feelers"...
Aircraft Types
Bdiazair 30 minutes ago View the latest post C-180 fuel selector
Call Kenny faeth, faeth aircraft salvage in California. They sell exchanges, and reseal them. Cessna valves can be tricky.
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Products, Gear, and Technology
OregonMaule Today, 21:49pm View the latest post Helmet Purchased. Time to get yours
Ahhhh so that's the bone head...
So the "head set"is built into the helmet? I'm still a little confused on that point. If so I think I'll end up getting one.
I keep...
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 21:49pm View the latest post 2016.09.01 "...here I am, ROCK you like (2) Hurricanes..."
(1) Tropical Depression, (2) Hurricanes, hope my Karma is good. The rain has started the skys are cloudy...
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Products, Gear, and Technology
Pinecone Today, 21:31pm View the latest post Where to buy ground anchors?
Hammer is right. The Claw is an expensive and heavy solution, but I still like and use it. Very convenient. The spikes they use are smooth and fit the arms nicely. I wouldn't give...
Airports and Airstrips
8GCBC Today, 21:20pm View the latest post 2S2 Beaver Marsh State- closed until 9/23/16
I was there last year and vandals had damaged the runway. Tire ruts, large rocks deposited etc. Very sad. I like the area and the owner "Greg". Hope it has a better future!
Jim 541 Today, 20:30pm View the latest post 5S2 Crescent Lake State--OPEN!
Noticed new paint on Crescent Lake State on a Cascade flight, checked NOTAMS again when I returned home and see I missed the change by a few hours. They shortened the runway to 2100'....
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
akaviator Today, 20:23pm View the latest post Bearhawk Build in NV
Not long until delivery of that QB kit now......
Right? I'm getting pretty excited. I show my wife your backcountry videos on the big screen to get her as excited as I am. Well,...

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A Thousand Words

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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